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Welcome to Pub Songs & Stories, the virtual Public House for Celtic culture and change through music.

I am Marc Gunn. I play Sci F'Irish music. I want to take you on an adventure. I'll share the stories behind my songs as we explore pop culture media through the lens of Irish & Celtic music. You will have fun and sing along, and maybe get a far too real glimpse of yourself.



Dec 2, 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I can finally listen to Christmas music without getting strange looks. That also means it’s time to highlight Christmas music on the Pub Songs Podcast.

Marc Gunn, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Celtic Woman, West of Eden, Hot Griselda, Cherish the Ladies

Welcome to the Pub Songs Podcast, the Virtual Public House for Celtic Geek culture. I am your Guide. My name is Marc Gunn.

Today’s show is brought to you by my Gunn Runners on Patreon. Your generous pledge of $5 per month allow me to create music, podcasts, and videos. Thank you!

If you want to chat in the pub, then send me your feedback. What are you doing today while listening to the Pub Songs Podcast? Send a written comment along with any pictures to Use the hashtag #pubsongs in the subject of your email.

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0:16 - “Let’s Have A Celtic Christmas” by Marc Gunn from Celtic Christmas Greetings

2:20 - WELCOME.

-- Celtic Christmas Podcast and new Patreon page
-- Blog: Christmas Around the Corner
-- Save 50% on some merch. Details are in my blog.
-- Selcouth Kickstarter launches at the end of January. When everything feels strange and different yet you find it marvelous anyway.
-- Brobdingnagian Bards album I Will Not Sing Along comes out on Feb 2
-- Three new singles are coming out this month, including “The Last Jedi Drinking Song” on Dec 13. Listen in show #182.
-- Irish Music Stories

7:42 - "Julius the Christmas Cat" by Matt & Shannon Heaton from Fine Winter's Night

10:20 - "O Holy Night" by Celtic Woman from The Magic of Christmas

14:54 - STORIES FROM THE ROAD: About Christmas Elves and my “Celtic Christmas Elf” song from Celtic Christmas Greetings podcast

If you enjoyed this episode of Stories from the Road, join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon. At least once a week, I share Stories, blogs, and even new songs I’m working. There’s a lot of exclusive content. And if it’s new, you get to hear it all first.

22:54 - “Celtic Christmas Elf” by Marc Gunn from Celtic Christmas Greetings

25:15 - "My Sweet December Love" by West of Eden from Another Celtic Christmas

28:26 -- TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS. Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends.

You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. In episode #191, I talk the itinerary of the 2020 Origins of Celtic Invasions. We will explore Venice, Vicenza, and Padova. We will see castles, sail rivers, explore hills and mountains, and eat amazing Italian food.

You can find out more about this exciting trip. Join the invasion at

30:00 - "Shooting Stars - Christmas All Year" by Hot Griselda from Sunbox

34:23 - "The Scottish King of Christmas" by Marc Gunn from Celtic Christmas Greetings


Dec 12: Public YouTube Show
Dec 14: Tucker Brewing Company, Tucker GA

Jan 10-12: GaFilk, Atlanta, GA (not a guest)
Jan 24: Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co, Alabaster, AL
Jan 25: Maggie McGuinness Pub, Huntsville, AL
Mar 20-22: Cleveland ConCoction, Cleveland, OH
May 14-17: California Autoharp Gathering, Dunlap, CA
Sep 30-Oct 4: ALEP 5, Shakerstown, KY

Dec 4 & 11, Weds 10:30 AM EDT: Coffee with The Celtfather, Facebook, YouTube

The Pub Songs Podcast is listener-supported. You can join my Insiders Circle by becoming a Gunn Runner on Patreon. It’s just five bucks a month and you get a lot of bonus content. Go to to become an Insider today.

Special thanks to my newest patrons: Lisa W

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40:56 - "We Wish You A Merry Christmas Waltzes" by Cherish the Ladies from Christmas in Ireland

Pub Songs Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts, Spotify or to my website where you can join the Gunn Runners Club on Patreon and support my music and this podcast. I’ll also email regular updates of new videos, podcasts, stories behind the songs, plus 21 songs for free. Welcome to the pub!